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Three Tiers of Prefabrication

In the 21st century, architects often talk about prefabricated buildings as large assemblies of the final construction that are delivered to the project site, craned into position, and finished on site. However, there are different tiers of prefabrication that start from individual parts that come together into a component and eventually combined into an assembly that becomes the final product. Having a deeper understanding of the term “prefabrication” will allow us to utilize more efficient methods of building and shift the preconceived notion behind the terminology. Let me explain.

Positive Energy Architecture Research for 2017

For the past three weeks, I’ve been brainstorming and reading books/articles on sustainable architecture so that I could learn more about high efficiency construction technology and materials in the 21st century. While researching high efficiency architecture and design, I’ve come across several materials and design ideas that will influence my 30x30 architecture projects for 2017. Learn more about them in this post!

Learning about Structurally Insulated Panels

Today, I had the opportunity to meet with a local Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) manufacturer to learn more about the product. From its structural capabilities to its insulation values and simple on-site construction, this building material is fantastic for many types of projects. Check out my notes from today's meeting with the SIP manufacturer in this post.